Appointment to the EU Joint Research Centre’s Team of Automotive Experts

Appointment to the EU Joint Research Centre's Team of Automotive Experts

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is preparing an analysis and documentation of best environmental management practices in the automotive industry. To this end it has appointed a thirty-strong team of European experts to form a technical work group which will support the project.

Prof. Egon Müller, Professor of Factory Planning and Factory Management at TU Chemnitz and a Director of the Chemnitz Automotive Institute (CATI), was one of very few Germans to be appointed.

The kick-off meeting took place in Brussels on 20-21 October 2014.

The planned study aims to identify and describe best environmental management practices, enabling them to also be implemented in other companies within the automotive industry. The objective is to sustainably minimise the negative environmental impact of automotive manufacturing. Areas of analysis range from product design and the product life cycle to key processes of production and supply chain management to planning and implementing automotive factories and their infrastructure.

The project is one of various sectorial studies being undertaken as part of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) programme.
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